You thought not-E3 was over? Ha! A month after Geoff Keighley summoned all the gaming trade to Los Angeles for per week of promoting, Annapurna Interactive, a bit late to the occasion, hosted its annual showcase. Right now, over the course of half-hour, the indie writer gave a take a look at what’s within the works for its offbeat portfolio. Earlier than you ask, no, there’s no information a few sequel to Stray. C’mon, folks, it simply got here out. Nonetheless, there’s lots to write down house about. Right here’s all of the vital stuff, organized from awesomest to much less so.
Three kick-ass PlayStation video games are coming to Xbox
Because the launch of this console technology, Annapurna Interactive has printed three stellar video games on PlayStation: The Pathless, an atmospheric archery motion sport; Maquette, a recursive puzzler with a heartbreaking narrative; and Photo voltaic Ash, a sci-fi platformer from the individuals who made Hyper Mild Drifter. (All three are additionally obtainable on PC.) Now, the trio’s console exclusivity agreements are lapsing:
- The Pathless is coming to Xbox and Swap this winter, no particular date but.
- Maquette is hitting Xbox and Swap, and also will be added to Sport Go, Microsoft’s enormously widespread games-on-demand service.
- Photo voltaic Ash is coming to Steam on December 6. (On PC, it’s at present solely obtainable on Epic Sport Retailer.) It’ll additionally hit Sport Go, too, later within the winter, however no date simply but.
Screw console exclusivity. It’s good when extra folks get the prospect to play video games.
Thirsty Suitors is coming 2023, demo out on PC at this time
Thirsty Suitors, the subsequent sport from the makers of Falcon Age, lastly has a launch window. First revealed in the course of the 2021 Sport Awards, the multi-genre RPG is now slated for launch subsequent 12 months on Xbox, PlayStation, Swap, and PC. It’s a methods off, sure, however within the meantime, there’s a demo obtainable on Steam at this time. Earlier this summer time, I performed via a model of this demo on the Tribeca Competition. It’s dope.
Hohokum devs are doing a multiplayer sport
Flock is a multiplayer sport about getting misplaced in idyllic wilderness and gathering flying animals, on whom you simply kinda…trip round. It’s being developed by people who’d beforehand labored collectively on Hohokum, a placid PlayStation sport during which you management a colourful snake creature and navigate a superbly coloured area with none targets or aims. It’s in all probability the chillest sport of all time, or not less than of the final console technology.
Oh, yeah, talking of, Hohokum is now obtainable on Steam.
Hindsight is out subsequent week
The clearly tear-jerking narrative sport Hindsight comes out August 4 for PC, Swap, and iOS units. Final week, a consultant for Annapurna Interactive informed me it’s the kind of sport that’ll make me really feel emotions. It was unclear if that assertion was directed at me, personally, or if it was meant as a descriptor for a broad viewers.
What Stays of Edith Finch is getting a next-gen port
The primary-person narrative sport What Stays of Edith Finch, launched in 2017, is getting a free next-gen enhancement. Like most next-gen upgrades, it’ll convey the sport as much as a now-standard 4K decision with framerates of 60 frames per second. It’s obtainable at this time.
Outer Wilds, too
It’ll be available on September 15. No replace on information in regards to the incoming Swap port, although, which was introduced throughout a Nintendo Direct final February.
Kentucky Route Zero devs have a brand new sport within the works
Cardboard Laptop, the three-person staff behind must-play indie gem Kentucky Route Zero, is engaged on new sport, however didn’t share any data a few identify, a style, or a launch date.
Bounty Star is a mech shooter
Annapurna’s portfolio hits for me way more usually than it misses, however that’s as a result of the writer focuses on headier fare that you simply’d not often see within the AAA area. Bounty Star, a third-person shooter deliberate for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox (the place it’ll launch as a part of the Sport Go library), doesn’t appear to suit that invoice. Although it options base-building and farming components, you appear to spend so much of time piloting a mech, and utilizing it to shoot at nondescript enemies.
The Misplaced Wild is a survival horror sport about evading dinosaurs in a jungle at evening
See the trailer above. Yeah, uh, noooope! Nope nope nope.